Picosecond CO2 laser for relativistic particle acceleration

I. Pogorelsky, I. Ben-Zvi, W. D. Kimura, N. A. Kurnit, F. Kannari

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    A table-top 20-GW 50-ps CO2 laser system is under operation at the Brookhaven Accelerator Test Facility. We compare laser performance with model predictions. Extrapolations suggest the possibility of compact terawatt CO2 laser systems suitable as laser accelerator drivers and for other strong-field applications. Latest progress on an Inverse Cherenkov Laser Accelerator experiment is reported.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)341-354
    Number of pages14
    JournalInfrared Physics and Technology
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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